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Mr Norman Taylor

Executive Chairman

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, Norm pursued a career in business development initially with The Bell Group Ltd and then Normandy Mining Limited and Santos Limited. With these groups Norm had senior roles in numerous corporate acquisitions (both on market and off market), capital raisings and corporate restructuring with experience gained in Australia, UK and USA.

Norm subsequently established his own corporate advisory business concentrating on the resources industry providing advice on acquisitions, fund raising and corporate strategy to a range of listed and unlisted companies before establishing Core Resources, an entity that preceded the establishment of Australasian Mining Limited.


Mr Richard Hill

Non Executive Director

Richard has 38 years of experience in the mining and related industries. His roles have ranged from operations & maintenance of mining & processing plant and equipment, through project development and management to executive management. The principal mining & processing sectors in which he has worked are diamonds, gold, base metals and light metals.

His experience has covered all aspects of the mining and minerals processing industry with his initial work in operations and maintenance of mining companies, principally with Anglo American and DeBeers. This was followed by several years in the service industry supporting mining companies with the development of large mines – particularly Jwaneng Diamond (Project Manager & Chief Engineer), Argyle Diamond (Deputy Project Manager – Plant), Fimiston/Super-pit (Project Manager) and several other smaller developments. Following this he spent several years representing mining companies (principally with Normandy Mining) in the development of their projects – and this time using the service industry.

Richard has worked principally in Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, France, Uganda, Turkey and Romania, and has undertaken smaller assignments in several other countries.


Mr John Riordan

Non Executive Director

John has more than 30 years’ of experience in the mining and resources industry and has held senior positions in the mineral processing and base metal refining operations. John has successfully filled roles in business and project development and corporate and technical management. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the extractive metallurgical industry from a technology, design, operations and management perspective.

John is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM), a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE), a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).


Mr Xu Hengyao

Non Executive Director

Mr Xu is a resident of the Peoples Republic of China. He got a BSc Honours from Department of Chemical Machinery, Guangdong Pretro School. He has over 19 years of experience in chemical machinery engineering and 15 years of experience in company management. From 1983 to 2002, was a senior engineer and managing director of Ningbo LPG Corporation. He has over 10 years experience at import & export business and currently is deputy director of Zhejiang Yuyuan Technology.


Mr Jin Boyin

Non Executive Director

Mr Jin is a resident of the Peoples Republic of China. Mr Jin studied and worked in Japan for seven years where he gained a high level of knowledge and expertise in the surface treatment industry. Mr Jin founded Win-Win Technology Group in 2010, one of China’s leading companies in aluminium anodising as well as electro and electroless plating.


Ms Donna Charlesworth

Non Executive Director

Donna is a lawyer with over 20 years experience in the mining, energy, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors in Australia, Japan and the Middle East. She has significant experience in both transactional and dispute resolution work specialising in major construction, engineering and mining projects. She has a strong focus on front end negotiations and advising on procurement, risk management, infrastructure and asset management services. Donna has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Australia (1994), a Master of Laws from the University of Edinburgh (1999) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2014).